Having several other ‘have to do now’ projects on my mind was not a good way to tackle this stitch, so I left it and the beaded version for a later try.. or should I have said Trial of patience. My patience at this stage was used up. :-(((
3rd row -No. 138 Barb stitch. Quick and easy to do and looks good. Perle 8 with a finer thread for whipping.
4th row – No. 139 Beaded Barb stitch, also easy. Perle 5 with finer thread for the beading/whipping.
Okay! back to the disaster, a week later.
No. 136 Knotted Buttonhole Band -I replaced the base thread with a heavier one and a green hand-dyed perle 8 one side and tan the other, to get a slightly neater outcome.
No. 137 Beaded Knotted Buttonhole Band – I used the equivalent to a perle 5 -one having ‘little’ twist – and used an acrylic 8 ply knitting thread to bead with, hoping the two threads would cling to each other. This was a great improvement. I didn’t need a hoop for this one.
To be honest, these 2 are not stitches I would repeat in the future. There was some stitch earlier in the TAST that did not like- can’t remember what it was- but that is only 3 of the 139 stitches Sharon has shared and most likely the problem is me, not the stitches.
I’m looking forward to stitch No 140 to complete this years samples and should TAST go ahead next year, I’ll be ready to keep going.
Check out http://pintangle.com/cq-details/ for details which are for Newbies and more experienced stitchers.
Sharon’s suggestion to use a tapestry No.26 needle for beading with perle threads is so good. It works every time for me. Thanks Sharon.
Please don’t let my poor effort put you off trying new stitches.